Google from Alphabet Inc will allow its employees to work from home until September next year, extending the return to the office by a few months, the New York Times reported Monday.
The company has also tested the idea of a “flexible work week” after it is safe to return to the office, CEO Sundar Pichai said Sunday to the company’s staff by email, according to the report.
As part of the plan, Google employees would expect to work at least three days a week in the office working from home the other days, the newspaper report said.
“We are testing a hypothesis that a flexible work model will lead to greater productivity, cooperation and well-being,” Pichai wrote in the email.
Google was one of the first companies to ask its employees to work from home because of the pandemic. It has previously postponed the time when employees have to return to the office from January of next year until July.